Monday, September 29, 2014

Hug a Scientist Today! ...

... with their permission, of course.

Recent studies have suggested that while Americans tend to view scientists as competent and capable, they are also viewed as less warm and trustworthy as individuals in other professions such as doctors, teachers, and nurses. You can read more about these results here.

Perhaps, as the article suggests, scientists could make greater efforts to come across as both trustworthy and factual in order to improve scientific communication with the public. Unfortunately, the article stops short of providing any concrete examples of how to actually make that happen.

Submitted by: Chelsea H.

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